Announcing Gloomhaven!

Gloomhaven Box Front

Well, it’s been quite a while coming with the 7 posts leading up to this. I feel like we’ve been on a journey together, but up until now, you haven’t really known where we were going.

I hope the box art gives you a little better idea now (click on it to get the fully glory).

Of course, just knowing the destination doesn’t mean were close to the end. There’s a lot more development to be done. More content and writing to fill out this beautiful and dangerous world.Continue Reading

How to turn an RPG into a board game in 147 easy steps – part 7 (World-building)

Talking about world-building in terms of a board game is kind of a strange thing. It’s normally referenced in terms of novels or movies where story is paramount. World-building is all about immersion into the story. The more believable and lived-in a world feels, the more someone can get lost in the story in whichContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Can we talk about Darkest Dungeon?

I’m a big sucker for old-school turn-based RPGs. Though, judging by my latest series of posts (and – let’s be honest – the vast majority of posts on this website), that fact was already readily apparent. And it is with that fact in mind that I will just say right up front that Darkest DungeonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to turn an RPG into a board game in 147 easy steps – part 6 (Persistent Game Progression)

Consider the generic fantasy RPG story of a world in peril and a chosen hero who rises up to fight back the darkness. The hero goes out on his adventure and teams up with other colorful characters who are equally motivated to save the world. Everyone works toward a common goal, completes that goal and thenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Board games are meant to be played

Back in the ’90s there were these DVD subscription services where you would pay some monthly fee and get an ungodly amount of movies sent to you in the mail. You’d look through this catalog, check off any new release you had a vague interest in watching, and then it would arrive, part of yourContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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